Tempoe, Poco Lee, and Bayanni are listed among Spotify’s top emerging artistes in Africa for 2023.


Spotify, on Tuesday, released a list of artistes from Africa who it said are laying the groundwork for their breakout.

The streamer said some of the listed creatives are primed to release their best music in the coming months.

Among the countries represented in the list are Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.


On Tempoe, Spotify said: “The young producer is behind some of Afrobeats’ biggest songs.

“A long-term friendship with CKay birthed ‘Love, Nwantiti’, now certified double platinum in the US.

“2022 showcased a new pace to Tempoe’s hit churning powers; he produced Joeboy’s viral hit, Alcohol, and performed in Soweto, the global sensation by Spotify RADAR alumnus, Victony.


“With over a hundred million Spotify streams under his name, Tempoe is primed to deliver more hits this year.”

On Poco Lee, the streaming giant said: “First introduced to fans for his dance skills, Poco Lee has since applied his skill set to crafting some of the biggest street pop hits of 2022.

“Poco Lee has built a huge fanbase by backing some of the most interesting emerging talent, including Bella Shmurda and HotKid.

“Whether it’s his ear for a future hit or his ability to put the right creatives in the same space, Poco Lee has blessed hit records like ‘Otilo’ and ‘Yard’. Wherever Afrobeats goes this year, you’ll find Poco Lee cooking close by.”


Spotify also spoke about Bayanni, who is newly signed to Mavin Records, a label run by Don Jazzy.

“Bayanni introduced himself with an eponymous four-track EP in September 2022,” the streamer added.

“Ta Ta Ta has risen on the shoulders of a viral social media challenge to become almost inescapable.”


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